Eggs due April 15

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Matt A NC, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I started with 36 bantams eggs. Candled out 6 a couple days ago. The rest are coming along. There are Cream Light Brown/Blue Cream Light Brown Dutch, Salmon Faverolle, Eggs from my tricolored mutts(avatar), and a few mixes of the dutch and favs.
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    Ain't that a pretty site. The eggs got cool Monday night when the power went out, but I did move the eggs out to some hens after about 90 minutes. That was the limit of how long I would wait for the power to come back on. That was also a good time to candle the eggs. The power was out for 6 hours. I moved the eggs back in so that other hens would not push into the nests and break the eggs. I am getting the broodies setup in their own private houses and lots this weekend. They will get the eggs to finish the hatch then.

    ~~Matt~~
     
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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    2 are hatched and multiple are pipped. 1 of the hatchlings hatched under Lacy a birchen bantam cochin. The other hatched in the bator and went out just before 10 to Lacy. Both are safely tucked under their new momma with several more eggs. 4 of the pipped eggs went out to Pockets a black bantam cochin. We are hoping Pockets will switch over to mama mode, but she has only been broody for 4 days and just settled on a new nest today. This worked with Pigey a few years ago, but this is Pockets' first time with eggs/chicks.

    Matt
     

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